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‘They just want the stumpage dollar’

‘They just want the stumpage dollar’

BC’s forestry industry is in crisis for a number of reasons, says Dene Moore – but in large part because the provincial government is too focused on revenue and not enough on jobs.
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 48

UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 48

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial, federal politics, and much more.
The shape of campaigns to come

The shape of campaigns to come

North Island MLA Claire Trevena faced a room of frustrated forestry workers wondering where she and her government have been. This might be a sign of real trouble for the NDP.
#BCPOLI Hotstove: Gaffes, laughs, and big asks

#BCPOLI Hotstove: Gaffes, laughs, and big asks

John Horgan goes east! US-Canada relations go south! Councilor Ben Isitt goes petulant!
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 47

UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 47

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial, federal politics, and much more.
The QPees: Take all the lessons

The QPees: Take all the lessons

Celebrating the best and the best of the worst in B.C.’s Question Period - for the week of Nov. 25-28, 2019.
#BCPOLI Hotstove: Laborious labour files, and taxes, taxes, taxes

#BCPOLI Hotstove: Laborious labour files, and taxes, taxes, taxes

The transit strike has been averted - onto the next labour dispute! Also, the airheadedness of taxing air above small business, the future of Andrew Scheer, and the NDP's second quarter budget update.
The incredible shrinking surplus

The incredible shrinking surplus

The second quarterly budget update shows a slow slip-slide towards a deficit.
Other people's money

Other people's money

Matthew Lau: Community Benefits Agreements are an old story – you tend to order steak when you don’t have to cover the whole tab.
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 46

UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 46

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial, federal politics, and much more.